Conclusion: The Dell Studio 17 is one of the best-looking 17-inch laptops ever created. Its performance is also very good, especially considering its reasonable price point. The Studio 17 should appeal to anyone who’s looking for desktop replacement-type features without having to settle for the boxy, bulky style that laptops of this type usually sport.
Summary: Although it costs a reasonable $1,164, the Dell Studio 17 has the power of a much more expensive notebook: a blazing quad-core Intel Core i7 processor that's perfect for multitaskers and multimedia fiends, a full gigabyte of dedicated graphics memory, a fast, 7,200-rpm hard drive, and a nine-cell battery that outlasts other desktop replacements.
Summary: Sometimes you want more performance than what a typical big-screen machine offers, and on that front the Dell Studio 17 delivers. You get a fast dual-core processor, discrete graphics, a humongous hard drive, and a beautiful high-res display. And we really like what Dell has done with its Dock interface and webcam software. However, the look of the system isn't for everyone, and we'd like to see less-finicky volume controls.
Summary: If you’re looking for a desktop replacement with processing power, plenty of storage, an excellent screen and great connectivity options then the Dell Studio 17 (1735) is a hard product to beat.
Summary: Before the iPhone was launched, the mobile networks were worried that the ‘ multitouch ’ control system wouldn’t catch on. How wrong they were – it’s now a standard feature for smartphones , and laptops and monitors are only just catching up. As such, Dell’s latest incarnation of its Studio 17 line boasts a multitouch display, but it’s much more than a me-too device.
Excerpt: The Dell Studio 17 laptop is powered by 2.10 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8100 with 3-MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 965GM/PM Express Chipset, 3-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM (upto 4 GB max in 2 slots), 250-GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive and a 8X DVD Super Multi Double layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer.
Excerpt: The Dell Studio 17 laptop is powered by 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5850 with 2-MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 965GM Express Chipset, 3-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM (upto 4 GB max in 2 slots), 250-GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive and a 8X DVD Super Multi Double layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer.